SA31 3AL, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Foundation Degree
Wheelchair access
Session types
Face to face counselling
Online counselling
Older Adults

Penny Skyrme

Primary Location

As individuals, on our own personal journeys, we all have different ways of coping with our emotional struggles in life. Sometimes we have support from others, and sometime we have no one to turn to.
We sometimes get through the hard times by isolating ourselves through fear, overwhelm or sadness. In life we have choices to make and different paths to follow, sometimes things go wrong and we lose ourselves in the business and responsibilities of everyday life. Events can unfold rapidly and we sometimes find ourselves being unable to cope or reach out, some days we feel that we have just had enough.
I believe that seeking an appropriate and caring counsellor can be supportive in giving you a safe, confidential space to be heard. We can look at different tools to help you through the tough days and coping strategies to explore overwhelming or confusing feelings and emotions.
I will respectfully work alongside you, at a pace that is comfortable to you. Together we can explore issues (big or small) to improve your quality of life and help you to feel more fulfilled.
We can look at different skills and methods that are suitable to you on assessment and discuss how you would like to move forward with the sessions. We can work long term or short term to suit your needs. I can work 1:1 or with couples, 18 years or older.
I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor with a person-centred approach and Humanistic values. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and as such I am governed by their ethical framework within my counselling role. I also hold an advanced DBS check.

I am currently practicing from The Waverly Stores and Vegetarian Restaurant, 23 Lammas Street, Carmarthen, SA31 3AL on Saturdays from 9.00am until 5.00pm.
I am happy to receive emails to discuss your personal needs or supply further information as requested.

Date Qualified
Training, Qualifications and Experience

Training / Qualifications / Experience;
Diploma and Foundation Degree in Counselling
Previous placements; Bereavement Centre, Glangwili Hospital, MIND Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire Counselling Service.
Specialising in Counselling Elite Sports people for Performance anxiety, Visualisation, Rehabilitation, Injury and Retirement.
Experienced in Bereavement and loss.
Experienced in Smoking Cessation.
Experienced in Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
Main Courses attended recently; Body Psychotherapy, Complex Trauma / PTSD, Childhood sexual abuse, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (T.A.), Couples counselling, Mindfulness, Self-Care, Visualisation and relaxation, Human Givens, Mental Health, Solution Focused Therapy and Neurobiology.

Behavioural therapy
Couples counselling
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
Compassion-Focused Therapy
Human Givens psychotherapy
Person-centred therapy
Solution focused brief therapy
Affairs and betrayals
Anger management
Attachment disorder
Carer support
Childhood bereavement
Childhood bullying
Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
Domestic violence
Emotional abuse
Family issues
Feeling sad
Generalised anxiety disorder
Health anxiety
Low self-confidence
Low self-esteem
Passive aggressive behaviour
Physical abuse
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Postnatal depression
Pregnancy and birth
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
Separation and divorce
Separation anxiety
Sexual abuse
Suicidal thoughts
Relationship problems
Work-related stress

Monday 9-5pm
Saturday 9-5pm
Thursday Evenings on request

£30 OAPs, Veterans and Students
£35 Individuals
£50 Couples

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